Brazilian Pastor Refuses to Resign Human Rights Commission Leadership

Posted on March 22, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Politics, Social Issues

On March 22, 2013, O Estado de São Paulo reported that Marco Feliciano (PSC-SP), an evangelical pastor known for past remarks involving homosexuals and blacks in Brazil, has refused requests to resign his post in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies.  Mr. Feliciano serves as head of the Human Rights Commission.  Henrique Eduardo Alves (PMDB-RN), President of the Chamber, has called the situation “unsustainable” in light of large-scale protests, and vows to end the impasse by Tuesday.  Mr. Feliciano downplayed the protests, saying that he represents “50 million Evangelicals,” as well as those who share his opinions.  Read Article

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